Smartphone, a must have?

by | July 5, 2013 1:33 pm



Undoubtedly, the continuous advancement of technological inventions mostly in the areas of internet facilities are enormous, its demand by consumers and relevance in recent years cannot be overemphasised. A remarkable shift has been recorded right from the invention of computer, laptop and down to iPad. These developments have also affected dealers on the brand in relation to demand and supply either in making huge returns or static market situation, specifically on these two brands.

There seems to be a shift in the taste of consumers in the country for smartphones, as they are giving users options to do what they can do on their iPads and laptops on their smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy SIII and more recently, the latest SII are offering consumers state-of-the-art apps and options defining how phones are being used.

Hence, an iPhone is a touch screen mobile phone developed and supplied by Apple. It is the first smart phone that has the ability to touch tasks easily that formerly required a computer to work on.

Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android are arch rivals. They are both vying for the lion’s share of the smart-phone market, thus making them among the fiercest competitors of the technology industry. In the field of smart-phones, the distinguishing feature of iPhones and Androids is the loyalty that consumers have for the operating system. A whopping 80 percent of iPhone users want their next device to run Operating System (OS), while 70 percent of Android users want another Android device.

One major difference between the clientele of Android and that of iPhone is the age difference. Android users tend to be slightly younger than their iPhone counterparts. Statistics have it that 55 percent of Android users are under age 34, while 47 percent of iPhone users fall within the same age. It is safe to conclude that users of Androids are slightly less wealthy than those of iPhone, since wealth usually tends to be associated with older persons.

Another distinguishing feature of the iPhone is that it is more user friendly. It has more applications than the Android. The battery lasts longer and the size is very convenient.

Android phones, though being criticised for not being user friendly, offer a wide range of features to choose from; the smaller phones, larger ones, a keyboard, removable battery, removable memory, and avoid itunes. The same cannot be said of the iPhone, which is known for its functionality.

Android phones seem to be leading in the market for a number of reasons. They offer quality at the right price. The phones are typically bulkier than iPhones, but rugged. They are also versatile; for those who do not like typing on a touch screen, some Android phones have slide-out keyboards, iPhone are touch screen only.

For most consumers, they say Android has come a long way in a short time, but from an ease-of-use perspective, the iPhone wins out.

You can pick up any iPhone and easily understand it. It’s got one main button on the front of the device, and everything you do consists of tapping app icons from the home screen. Android devices have several buttons on the front of the device that perform a variety of functions, and once you unlock the screen (and depending on which Android device you have), you’re confronted with many different possible home screens and ways of doing things from those home screens.

However, with around 1Ghz Apple A4 processor and 256 MB DRAM (512 RAM in iPad2) and a maximum of 64 GB storage space, battery life offering 10 hours of video, 9.7 inch multi touch screen and bluetooth, Wi-Fi + 3G connectivity, iPad works best as a media player and as an e-book reader, but you cannot use it for serious computing works.

For people who are addicted to operating keyboards on laptops, the switching to a touch screen keyboard may not be comfortable. A laptop computer costs less than half the price of the Apple iPad or iPad 2.

iPad is a tablet PC, with the size and weight roughly between smartphones and laptops. It uses the same OS as the Apple’s iPhone and the iPod Touch. The iPad can be a mobile gadget, equipped with an e-reader, gaming device, digital photo frame and iPod (music). Apple and other tablet PC manufacturers have small application programmes designed for all ‘above said’ uses, which is known as Apps, you can install them using the App Store or other app marketplaces. The touch screen is easy to clean and Apple users will adapt easily to the iPad look and feel. Some Tabs use android operating systems, which is growing quickly. You can find android apps in android marketplace for android based tablets.

For most consumers, a laptop is still comfortable as they can take it everywhere, unlike desktops. In business, entertainment, gaming, networking, name the sphere of use, there is a laptop for it. Laptops have Wi-Fi, bluetooth, USB connectivity, web cameras and many more features can additionally be added in a less cost. Each manufacturer has something unique to offer, and you can install everything and anything onto a laptop.